Updated 17. Oct 2016

01 Atlanta - Wilmington

02 Wilmington - New York

03 New York - Montreal

04 Montreal - Kuujjuaq

05 Kuujjuaq - Iquaulit

06 Iqualuit - Kangerlussuaq

07 Kangerlussuaq - Sisimiut

08 Sisimiut - Ilulissat

09 Ilulisat - Rekjavik

100 Dakar - Dakar

10 Reykjavik - Vagar

11 Vagar - Odense

12

13

14 Odense - Zurich

15 Zurich - Corfu

16 Corfu - Adana

17 Adana - Tehran

18 Tehran - Isfahan

19 Isfahan - Karachi

20 Karachi - Mumbai

21 Mumbai - Colombo

22 Colombo - Phuket

23 Phuket - Penang

24 Penang - Kuala Lumpur

25 Kuala Lumpur - Jakarta

26 Jakarta - Denpasar

27 Denpasar - Broome

28 Broome - Darwin

29 Darwin - Ayers Rock

30 Ayers Rock - Adelaide

31 Adelaide - Melbourne

32 Melbourne - Sydney

33 Sydney - Hobart

34 Hobart - Queenstown

35 Queenstown - Christchurch

36 Christchurch - Napier

37 Napier - Rotorua

38 Rotorua - Auckland

39 Auckland - Tonga

40 Tonga - Pago Pago

41 Pago Pago - Kiritimati

42 Kiritimati - Hilo

43 Hilo - Honolulu

44. Honolulu - Hilo

45 Hilo - San Diego

46 San Diego - El Paso

47 El Paso - Corpus Christi

48 Corpus Christi - Cancun

49 Cancun - Chithen Itza

50 Chitchen Itza - Grand Cayman

51 Cayman Island - Jamaica

52 Jamaica - Aruba

53 Aruba - Isla Margarita

54 Isla Margarita - Cayenne

55 Cayenne - Natal

56 Natal - Cap Verde

57 Cap Verde - Mauritania

58 Mauritania - Marrakech

59 Marrakech - Cascais

60 Cascaix - Bilbao

61 Bilbao - Amiens

62 Amiens - Odense

63

64 South Africa Trip

65 Odense - Munich

66 Munich - Zell Am Zee

67 Zell Am Zee - Athens

68 Athens - Rhodes

69 Rhodes - Haifa

70 Haifa - Masada

71 Masada - Eilat

72 Eilat - Luxor

73 Luxor - Jiddah

74 Jiddah - Djibouti

75 Djibouti - Addis Ababa

76 Addis Ababa - Nairobi

77 Nairobi - Amboseli

78 Amboseli - Kilaguni

79 Kilaguni - Zanzibar

80 Zanzibar - Blantyre

81 Blantyre - Victoria Falls

82 Victoria Fall - Maun

83 Maun - Vumbura

84 Vumbura - Pilanesberg

85 Pilanesberg - Durban

86 Durban - Plettenberg

87 Plettenberg Bay - Stellenbosh

88 Stellenbosch - Johannesburg

89 Johannesberg - Cape Town

90 Cape Town - Windhoek

91 Windhoek - Sossusvlei

92 Sossusvlei - Swakopmund

93 Svakopmund - Etosha

94 Etosha - Luanda

95 Luanda - Sao Tome

96 Sao Tome - Lome

97 Lome - Ouagadougou

98 Ouagadougou - Bamako

99 Bamako - Dakar

Aa Dakar - Dakar

Bb Dakar - Lanzarote

Cc Lanzerote - Jerez

Dd Jerez - Paris

42. Kiritimati - Hilo 

31. March 2007

I arrived at the hotel after normal time for dinner, but they made a meal especially for me in this very simple, but friendly place. There were about a dozen guys staying at the hotel, who were here to fish for the Bone fish, a couple collecting fossil corals for scientific research, and a Japanese architect.
I met them all, as we sat down for dinner, around one table, the evening after I arrived.
 

The next morning I tried to rent a car to tour the island, but none was available. Instead I was offered a lift to London with the Japanese architect. He was here to inspect a fishing factory with freezing facilities; He had designed and built it a year before, as a gift from Japan. 
 

London is the “main” town on Kiritimati, and across the channel is Paris – no kidding! Kiritimati is the

largest coral Island in the world.
 

After changing money – the going currency here is Australian dollars – and visiting the local telecom shop to use the internet, I boarded a local “Rainbow” bus for the half hour drive to the airport.
 

The radio man had arranged for me to get fuel, and it was there precisely at the time that had been arranged. Fuel is sold in barrels á 200 litres only - at a price of about US $ 4.30 – per litre that is!!!
 

I had calculated that I could make it to Hawaii with 200 litres – but I opted for 2 barrels – just to be sure.
 

Next morning I was off to the airport in a truck. I filed a flight plan by ringing the San Francisco Flight Service Center. But before I called up on the HF radio, I flew a sight seeing trip around the island.
 

I was pretty amazed by the beauty of the “flats” and inland lakes. In fact, I have not seen anything like it before. Please check out the gallery. I hope the photographs do justice to the spectacular sight?
 

Taking up the course to Hilo in Hawaii, I climbed to 10,000 feet – even though I was flying north east. Due to the magnetic variation, the magnetic course was westerly. I gave position reports every hour on the HF radio to San Francisco Radio. 
 

The flying conditions were perfect – the only event was a sudden loss of the engine power about 100 miles away from Hawaii. I was using fuel from the ferry tank, and I wanted to use most of it up – but in my calculations,I had forgotten to count in the fact, that it is not just the about 45 litres of fuel the engine uses per hour, that leaves the ferry tank – another about 30 litres is pumped up into the wing tanks per hour at the same time, as excess return fuel from the engine.
 

A quick shifting on the fuel selector from ferry tank to main tank – and use of the booster pump – had the engine back spinning in no time.
 

To get into Hilo I had to pass a solid cloud cover, so I landed using the ILS to runway 08. 
 

Getting customs and immigration done was a little complicated. I was taken by the customs official to his office by the harbour, as there was quite a bit of paperwork to be done. But he took me to a hotel, after it was done with. Nice!